IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


Politics as Play - reflections Honours Class 2013

"I have always been fascinated by the art of story-telling. Perhaps it is a remnant from the magical kind of thinking almost every child has clinging to a story. Nowadays I think my ability to listen and simultaneously believe can be ‘polluted’ by distrust and the need for verification and validation. Of course, developing a critical way of listening is part of academic education. However, it can withhold us from enjoying a story..."
2013 Honours Class student Robin van Dongen (BSC Hons. Medicine, Leiden University)

Eight other students reflected on the sessions of LUC's 2013 Political Arts Honours Class, '
Politics as Play'
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